Mohamed Elneny Responds To Picture Of Young Arsenal Fan Crying
Whilst Manchester City ran riot against a poor Arsenal performance it wasn't the image of Pep Guardiola's side playing their opposition off the park that will live long in the memory but a shot of one young Arsenal fan crying. One Arsenal player has responded.
Plenty of Arsenal fans around are getting used to the sight of their team being totally dominated by one of the other sides in the top six so Sunday afternoon in the Carabao Cup final wasn't exactly a surprise.
Some of Arsenal's performances at the weeknd belong in our terrible footballer compilation video:
What will sting Gunners' fans is the fact that Manchester City didn't exactly need to be at their all conquering best and the defeat was more down to Arsene Wenger's side's own failings.
However the final won't be remembered for City's three goals, Arsenal's poor defending or even for being Arsene Wenger's last domestic final as Arsenal manager, should it turn out to be, but for one young Arsenal fan.
In the dying embers of the match, with Arsenal already 3-0 down, one fan was captured balling his eyes out and tugging on the heartstrings. Now Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has responded:
Listen, your tears are so precious for all of us. For the sake of you and the sake of all the gunners' fans I promise you to fight to draw the smile on your face. pic.twitter.com/amvgJxy8fL- Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennyM) February 26, 2018
The Egyptian midfielder was part of the squad at Wembley but didn't get on the pitch with Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere preferred ahead of him in the centre of the pitch.
Xhaka was especially at the end of a lot of criticism on social media at the end of the game.
Elneny's message is certainly a nice one and fans will be happy to see passion from at least one player after it seemed like none of them had any to give on the pitch on Sunday:
Atleast someone from our team has shown some attention to this picture, hope other players realize how much it hurts to fans when the team doesn't turn up in such important games.- Dammit Arsenal (@DammitArsenal) February 26, 2018
Much respect Mo..means a lot knowing someone cares..- Quinty#TheGunner (@quinty1974) February 26, 2018
Congratulations on being the first to have the balls to say something- Charlie Clarke (@ChazClarke2) February 26, 2018
Now the players have to follow Elneny's words with actions on the pitch.